People News

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

Oklahoma City University is proud to announce that Tyler Ronca of Huxley has been named to president’s honor roll for the Spring 2016 semester. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester and maintain a GPA of 3.9 or higher to meet the president’s honor roll requirements.

Buena Vista University digital media students took home several awards and other honors during April at state, regional and national levels. Madeleine McCormick, a sophomore digital media major from Huxley, was honored with the following: Honorable mention in the News Stories category for “Students abroad affected by terror attacks in Paris” at the Society for Collegiate Journalist National Contest.

Morgan Phipps, early childhood education major at Harding University from Polk City, has been included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the spring 2016 semester. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher GPA and no incompletes.

Anita Montgomery of Polk City has been honored by the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program for achieving the rank of a professional educator.

Montgomery was one of 191 Iowa State University graduates who were bestowed with academic cords of light blue, the traditional color worn by those in the field of education receiving bachelor’s degrees, in a ceremony on May 6 in Stephen’s Auditorium in Ames. Each student chose an influential mentor to present them with the cords on stage.

The Scholarship Committee of the Des Moines Women’s Club proudly announced its 2016 scholarship winners at a luncheon at Hoyt Sherman Place on Wednesday, April 20. Miranda Noack, from Ballard Community High School, was awarded a Marjorie O’Braza Scholarship for a student in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

The annual scholarships are supported by current club members’ dues, fundraising activities, and memorial bequests from past members. Full-time students in Polk, Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, and Warren counties were eligible to apply.

Alanna Dubberke of Cambridge and Bryan Toney of Collins were named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Marshalltown Community College. To be eligible, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester and earned at least a 3.5 GPA.

Ashleigh Larson of Alleman; Elvis Calvert, Melanie Leach and Madeline Sheldahl of Huxley; and Annah Begg of Kelley were named to the Grand View University president’s list for the 2016 spring semester. These students are so named for earning a GPA of 4.0 while carrying at least 12 hours of classes.

The following area students have been named to the dean’s list at Grand View University for the 2016 spring semester: Kyle Stillmunkes, Alleman; Katelyn Smith, Cambridge; Shelby Berg, Collins; Gabrielle Butler, Elkhart; Angela Stotler, Maxwell, Jessica Giles, Polk City; Nicole Schneider, Polk City

The students are so named for earning a GPA of 3.5 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of classes.